What made you decide to pursue a career in construction?
"My Dad was in the construction industry. I also got to take plumbing classes in high school and I enjoyed it so I decided to pursue a career in plumbing."
Where do you hope to be in five years?
"To have my journeyman’s and be working for the same company."
Can you describe a typical work day?
"Every day can be different. We all meet up to find out where we’re going for the day. Every job is different, sometimes you’ll be on the same site for a few months, and sometimes it could be a day or a week. I like the variety- we’re not just doing one kind of plumbing, we’re doing all kinds of plumbing."
How do you feel about being selected to compete for the national craft competition?
"It feels good. We all took the test and we all had the same opportunity to be selected so it means that my hard work has paid off. Success in this industry comes from hard work and paying attention. You have to take all the pieces of what you’ve learned and put it all together. If you can’t put it all together, you can’t get the job done."
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